Pesto Ranch Chicken Thighs {Recipe}

On Valentine's Day I decided to make a wonderful, super simple Crockpot dish - Pesto Ranch Chicken Thighs.  Talk about a 1-2-3 meal.  This definitely is it!

I found the recipe on Pinterest of course, but as there are only a couple of ingredients I don't feel bad sharing them here.  Of course, I believe in giving credit where credit is due, so I'm linking to the original source here.

Recipe:  Pesto Ranch Chicken


  • pack of chicken thighs (recipe calls for boneless, skinless; I used bone=in thighs and pulled off the skin)
  • jar of pesto (I used one of my homemade jars of pesto that I had in the freezer)
  • a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dip
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth

Put it all in the crockpot.  Stir it up.  Cook on high for 3-4 hrs.

After the chicken was done, I took my dish to my mom's and added it to her yummy leftovers from a previous meal - brown rice, cabbage, cooked carrots.

So, so good!  And let me tell you.  They weren't your ordinary cooked carrots.  They were cooked in orange marmalade and a bit of curry.  Super tasty!

I'm feeling a real affection for my crockpot and this meal proved worthy of the pin.  Now, since I am sort of a Pin-fanatic, I'll say that I stumbled upon some DIY Ranch dressing seasoning mixes.  Next time I'll make my own dry mix instead of using that store-bought packet.  You know, I love controlling my own salt.  Plus, it gives me an excuse for growing some more herbs this year.  :-)

And because I'm loving videos these days, here's the recipe in action!

Bon Appetit,


  1. Oooooooweeeee! I love pesto anything! Thanks for sharing!!


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